Smethport - Margaret "Peggie" Lucas, 81, of Erie, died Saturday (August
6, 2011) in the UPMC-Hamot, Erie. She was born June 10, 1930 in
Washington, D.C., a daughter of James D. and Gertrude Harvey Lucas.
Peggie was a graduate of Chamberlin Jr./Sr. High School of
She worked for the Pentagon for several years before moving to Erie. She
worked for Paris Cleaners and was a driving instructor for many years in
Erie to many young driving students. She was proud of her students in
that they all passed their driving exams on the first try. She was also
employed by General Electric of Erie, from where she retired in 1994.
Peggie loved the Washington Redskins and softball. She played women's
semi-pro softball in D.C. for several years. She loved all animals,
especially her cat "Annie" and her dog "Rio."
She is survived by nieces Grace (Jerome) Radford and Mary (fiancee Lee)
Downs, nephew Mike (Alicia) Lucas, several great and great-great nieces
and nephews, a brother-in-law Francis "Bud" (Joan) Downs, The Sayers
family: Beth, Joe, Susan, Nancy, and Trudi and their families. She was
predeceased by her parents, a sister Anne Downs, a brother Jim Lucas,
and a nephew John Downs.
Visitation will be held privately. A Mass of Christian burial will be said on
Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 10:00 a.m., in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church,
Smethport, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor as Celebrant.
Committal will be in Norwich Cemetery, Colegrove, Pa. Memorials, if
desired, may be made to the ASPCA or the Humane Society.
Online condolences can be left at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral
Homes, Inc., Smethport.